Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm
10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment
Knitting night Thursdays 7-9
Contact us for details.
Never Enough Wool
March Break – First
day of Spring – What other delights will March bring for you this year? For us, it is NEW YARN! We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our
newest worsted weight super-wash wool – Painted Sky. The sales person promises that we will have
all twelve (twelve!) colours on or about March 10. That’s soon! We can
hardly wait. Barb has knit up a sample
pair of fingerless mitts with this wool, and she loves it. Several of our ladies have printed off the
pattern and are waiting for the wool, with needles poised and bated
breath. Mark your calendars – come see
us on Tuesday, the 11th, and pet this wool!
Speaking of new
colours of Painted Desert, did we show the restock to you
yet? The Painted Sky
comes from the same manufacturer and has many similar colourways. We can’t wait until they arrive!
Carol is working on a
couple of experimental projects destined for next year’s N.E.W. calendar, as
well as the lace shawlette for the April class. In addition, there is the Building Blocks afghan square as well
as an Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool summer top.
Barb is crocheting big time these days, and is carrying three projects
with her. One is a summer t-shirt, the
second is a beautiful shawl (made with a new Painted Desert colourway), and a
tank top. There are knitting projects
too, but they are hiding at home.
Keep in mind that we
continue to add to our Knitting (and Crochet) Wonders tally. Currently (as of March 6, 2014) we stand at
868. We will be counting projects all
the way til August 31, 2014, so keep those needles and hooks busy. We are planning a party when we hit 1,000.,
so the race is on to get there.Don’t forget the
Knitters Frolic on April 26. (Check out
the webpage – http://downtownknitcollective.ca/wp/?page_id=14
-- can you spot Barb, Carol and Carrie?)
This is a fun day at the Japanese Cultural Centre where you may take
fondle shop for
yarns and patterns. Doug will be
minding the store this day as both Barb and Carol will be at the Frolic.
One of our ladies
recently had an unfortunate event with her credit card and a point-of-sale
terminal. The lesson she learned was this: If the terminal is immovable, don’t use
it. There may be a camera mounted to
record your pin number.
We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest
possible rates. In
order to do so, we
ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop. In addition, we offer
class discounts to our
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.
You must register for
your class before class time. Class
times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00
pm. Other times may be arranged to
suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays. Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space
Beach Bag in Mosaic – Think spring and make this delightful beach
bag. Although it looks complicated, you
only use one colour of yarn per row. No
switching or wrapping of the yarns! In
addition, this is an exclusive design to Never Enough Wool. Class will begin March 4, at either 1:00 or
7:00 pm and continue through the month.
Cost: $20 plus materials.
Shawlette – Interested in
learning to read a lace chart? This
project is for you. The shawl starts
with easy garter stitch short rows, and then moves into an easy lace
chart. The cost is $20.00 plus
materials – and you may use your choice of double-knitting (Carol is using Flirt
from Sirdar) or worsted weight yarn. We will start on April 1 at 1:00 or 7:00 pm and continue through
Great American Aran
Afghan – This project will be
meeting on the third Sunday of each month, providing there are no holidays on
the specified weekend. We will be
meeting on March 16, from 1-3:00 pm.
Join Barb as she works her way through the squares.
Entrelac Jacket – One of our customers brought in the book Entrelac
by Rosemary Drysdale, and we spotted the beautiful Edwardian Cardigan on
page 104. Barb and I were instantly
smitten. So much so that we have
decided to make this a Knit-Along beginning in March, 2014. This will require nine different colours of
sock yarns, so start planning and saving now.
Building Blocks – Michelle Hunter has created an afghan comprised
of knitted squares, each designed to build your skills with needles, stitching,
and assembly. We plan to start this
class in January 2014 – what better way to spend your winter than creating
something lovely and warm? Space is
limited to 6 students, so sign up early.
Class is currently filled – leave your name if you are interested; if
there is sufficient interest, we will offer a second round of classes.
Stitch: Every Wednesday afternoon,
from 1 until
3. Bring your
latest project and join
us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome!
Stitching: Every Saturday, from 2
until 4. What
better way to spend a Saturday
afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some
Night: Every Thursday, from 7
until 9. Although
it’s called Knitting Night,
crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.
There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy
goodies for all.